Program Notes – Gold Coast Jazz Series May 8, 2024

Brian Lynch Quintet

Brian Lynch – trumpet, flugelhorn, leader 

Marcus Strickland – tenor saxophone

Martin Bejerano – piano

Chuck Bergeron – bass

Jacob Smith – drums

Welcome to the show! Tonight’s performance with this wonderful all-star band will feature a program taken from albums released or upcoming on my Hollistic MusicWorks label. A plurality comes from the two albums released to date in my Songbook series, where I reclaim my original compositions released on other labels throughout my career in new and improved renditions. Selections from my “Unsung Heroes” project, saluting under appreciated trumpeters that have influenced me, and music from two upcoming releases (my 7x7by7 project, out in late summer, and an upcoming big band continuation of the Songbook series) round out tonight’s program. 

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